And the universe burns with me

He looked into the sky,
then sat on a stone.
"Like a fire is the universe,
and what we call peace
is ashes."

"My hands are burning,
I am burning,"
he ate to add fuel
to the fire.
"And the universe
burns with me."

He rose. His back ached,
and his muscles were sore.
"Soon I am ash,
soon I am at peace.
And the universe directly after."